i am now officially a phd candidate.
the question i answered: which theoretical model do i think is most useful/important in studying 19C british lit?
questions i didn't answer:
compare and contrast romantic and victorian poetic constructions of the self. (nope--don't really do lots of poetry. also hadn't reviewed lyrical ballads)
how do issues of empire manifest themselves in romantic and victorian literature? (nope--had decided beforehand not to do the empire question in the event of one)
finish course work
get dissertation chair
take and pass language exams
take and pass comprehensive exam
write a prospectus for diss.